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Prosecutor requests guilty verdict for ex ELSTAT chief Georgiou

A three-member Appeals Court will rule on Tuesday over a breach of duty charge raised against the former head of Greece’s statistical bureau (ELSTAT), Andreas Georgiou.

The court concluded today’s session after the prosecutor requested a guilty verdict, accepting the charges filed against the former chief statistician.

According to the charge, Georgiou maintained for four months (August to November 2010) after his appointment as head of ELSTAT his former position in the International Monetary Fund and did not convene the body’s board of directors.

As a result of the later part of the charge, the revised deficit data for 2009 were published without the approval of the other board members.

The new trial was launched after the prosecutor appealed against a recent acquittal of Georgiou.

The country’s lenders have put immense pressure on Greece to clear the former head of ELSTAT of all charges and to even pay 100,000 euro compensation for his legal expenses.

The never-ending Georgiou Saga might finally end tomorrow, Tuesday.

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  1. Has this prosecutor not spoken with the Kommandantur? He ‘d better behave. Hands off sacred cows such as Georgiou. He is an asset….